Ayya Phalanyani leaving position as Abbess

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Ayya Phalanyani leaving position as Abbess

Postby Coyote » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bum8rcikXYg

She mentions that she is leaving in order to practice meditation in Thailand.
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Re: Ayya Phalanyani leaving position as Abbess

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:12 pm

Yes, that is right. Venerable is a facebook friend and she has indicated she is leaving Santi Monastery and going to Northern Thailand.
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Re: Ayya Phalanyani leaving position as Abbess

Postby Coyote » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:38 pm

Thanks Ben. I have gained a lot of respect for her since I came across her youtube sessions from when she was studying with Venerable Yuttadhammo.
"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
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Re: Ayya Phalanyani leaving position as Abbess

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:30 pm

She is in Thailand now according to a recent post I saw.
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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